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Robert Kirkman Explains Why Glenn’s On-Screen Death Had To Happen

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If you are one of the many still upset about Glenn’s death, it may make you feel better to know that Robert Kirkman feels similarly about it.

The creator of The Walking Dead comics and executive producer of the series says that Glenn’s (Steven Yeun) fate was also sealed on television after issue #100 was printed:

“It’s just that there’s a lot of material that comes from Glenn’s death in the comics. And while we do try and change things up to keep things interesting for the audience, and for me, this is one that there’s so much that comes from Rick, there’s so much with Negan, because that character is someone he killed, and definitely Maggie is someone that kind of gets put on the trajectory that affects a great number of stories and a great number of characters moving forward. So, it was kind of essential that that part of the scene at least remained intact, unfortunately.

Kirkman went on to say that other options regarding Glenn’s death were not considered: “We did discuss options. At the end of the day, we were like, pulling the thread on this sweater just pulls too many things apart and it’s too difficult to get back on that trajectory without that death.”

He added that Glenn’s comic death was equally as difficult for him to put on paper –

“…Glenn was the first time there was an actual human being type to it in such an intimate way so it does make things a little weird and more difficult, but at the same time I can’t allow that to change the way that I write stories. I just push through it and stay the course, but I do find myself very hesitant to do character deaths on the show. Especially these days, just because you miss these people and it’s just not a fun process…”

How do Robert’s words make you feel?

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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